*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                         Frank’s Eggplant Siciliano
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2       tb           Extra virgin olive oil
    1       qt           Marinara sauce
    1       lg           Eggplant, peeled & sliced
    1       lb           Italian sausage, pan sauteed
    1       lb           Mozzarella cheese
    2       c            Grated Romano cheese
    1       t            Garlic powder
    4       ts           Basil leaves
    2       ts           Oregano
                         Black pepper to taste
 
      First, take a 10 x 14 glass baking pan and coat the sides and bottom
   with the olive oil. Then pour a cup of the marinara sauce into the pan and
   spread it out evenly.
      Next, place a layer of the sliced eggplant in the pan (making sure to
   work it into the sauce). Then spread on another half-cup or so of sauce to
   cover the eggplant. Now SPRINKLE on some Italian sausage ... then some
   mozzarella...then some Romano...then some garlic powder...then some
   basil...then some oregano. Just try to get the SPRINKLINGS as evenly
   distributed as possible.
      At this point, ladle on another cup of the sauce, spread it around, and
   cover it with another layer of eggplant. Now repeat the entire process
   over and over again until all the ingredients are used, and top off the
   dish with a heavy layer of mozzarella.
      Now, preheat your oven to 350 degrees, season to taste with the black
   pepper, and cover the dish TIGHTLY with heavy-duty aluminum foil. All
   that’s left is to bake it in the upper third of your oven for about an
   hour (or until the eggplant is soft and tender), then cool for about 20
   minutes before serving.
  
 
 
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